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Dr. Simon Putra


Senior Research Fellow


Regional & Urban Policy (RUP)



Dr. Simon Putra is a Senior Research Fellow in Resilience Development Initiative, Bandung.

Research Interest

Urban Planning & GIS.

Professional Experiences
Year Experience

Principal, Urban Planning & Design. Surbana Jurong (under PT. SMEC Denka Indonesia), Jakarta


Director, Developments. MPG Global, Dubai, UAE


Urban Planning & GIS Consultant. SP AUGIS, Jakarta, Indonesia


GIS & CAD Manager. Abu Dhabi Ports, Abu Dhabi, UAE


Senior Urban Planner (Planning Lead). Jurong International (now part of Surbana Jurong), Singapore


Doctorate Researcher in GIS & Urban Planning. Singapore Millennium Foundation (sub of Temasek Holdings) & National University of Singapore


Visiting Lecturer in GIS and Remote Sensing (RS). Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands


Architect & Partner. Tripilars Cipta Mandiri Property Development, Jakarta, Indonesia

    • Putra, S.Y., 2015. 3D Perception of Urban Space: A Perceptual Evaluation of Urban Space using GIS-based 3D Volumetric Visibility Analysis. Paperback book published by Lambert Academic Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-3659643484, ISBN-10: 3659643483.
    • Putra, S.Y., 2006. GIS-based 3D volumetric visibility analysis and spatial and temporal perceptions of urban space. Doctoral thesis, Dept. Architecture, National University of Singapore.
    • Yang, P., Putra, S.Y., Li, W., 2007. Viewsphere: a GIS-based 3D visibility analysis for urban design evaluation. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 34(6) 971-992.
    • Putra, S.Y., 2007. GIS-based 3D volumetric visibility analysis and spatial and temporal perceptions of urban space. Doctoral thesis, Dept. Architecture, National University of Singapore.
    • Yang, P., Putra, S.Y., Chaerani, M., 2007. Computing the sense of time in urban physical environment. Urban Design International, June 2007, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 115–129.
    • Putra, S.Y., 2006. Geodatabase for Urban Design and Planning. In GIS Development Middle East, Sep – Oct 2006, Vol 2 Issue 5.
    • Yang, P. Putra, S.Y., Karunakaran, A., 2006. Tracking Sustainable Urban Form and Flow – A landscape ecological analysis of Singapore’s Environmental Change. In Proceedings of the International Forum on Urbanism 2006 in Beijing.
    • Putra, S.Y., Peresthu, A., Yang, P., 2006. Design Support System for Sustainable Urban Development: Integrated framework of urban modeling, spatial-environmental analysis and decision-making. In Proceedings of the 12th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference 2006 in Hong Kong.
    • Putra, S.Y., Yang, P., 2006. Volumetric Indices of 3D-GIS Urban Model and Spatial Perceptions. In Proceedings of the Asia GIS 2006 International Conference in Malaysia.
    • Putra, S.Y., Yang, P., 2005. Analysing mental geography of residential environment in Singapore using GIS-based 3D visibility analysis. In Proceedings of the International Conference: Doing, thinking, feeling home: the mental geography of residential environments in Delft, The Netherlands.
    • Putra, S.Y., Yang, P., Li, W.,2005. GIS-based 3D visibility analysis for high-density urban living environment. In Proceedings of 5th China Urban Housing Conference in Hong Kong.
    • Li, W., Putra, S.Y., Li, Z., Yang, P. 2004. Climatic Performance of 3D Urban Geometry: A GIS-based analysis tool for climatic evaluation of Singapore downtown space. In Proceedings of the 6th Biennial Conference of the International Urban Planning and Environmental Association in Louisville, KY, USA, 2004.
    • Putra, S.Y., Li, W., Yang, P. 2003. Object-oriented GIS data modelling for urban design, In Proceedings of Map Asia 2003 Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    • Yang, P., Putra, S.Y., 2003. GIS Analysis for Urban Design and Redevelopment, Two cases in Singapore, In Proceedings of 8th Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management (CUPUM 2002) in Sendai, Japan
Awards & Scholarships
    • 2001: Asia Pacific Leadership Program (offered, not taken) from East West Center and University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
    • Awarded ITC Distinction Award by ITC, the Netherlands, 2001
    • 2000: Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) Scholarship from NUFFIC, The Netherlands